Partial list of Political prisoners from Kaliti, Kilinito, Maikelawi and Zuway Prisons of Ethiopia (2013).

Partial list of Political prisoners from Kaliti, Kilinito, Maikelawi and Zuway ethiopia

  • On January 5, 2008 in Virginia, USA Mr. Siye Abraha, founder and former politburo member of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and a former Defence Minister of the regime now ruling Ethiopia, while addressing the political situation of Ethiopia said “The prison speaks Oromiffa” (Esir betu Oromogna yinageral). Mr. Siye Abraha asserted that about 99% of Kaliti’s prison is filled with Oromos. He was also released in 2007 after serving six years at the Kaliti prison.
  • Dr.Berhanu Nega on his book, in Amharic language titled “Ye Netsanet Gohi Sikedi”; on page 198 wrote that the prison where he stayed was filled with Oromos suspected of being OLF members. The Ex-president of Ethiopia, Negaso Gidada, who has first-hand information, also confirmed this fact in his presentation at a conference organized by OSA in August 2008 in Minnesota, USA. The partial list of political prisoners in a table below merely indicates what the two victims and Ex-statesman said.
  • Courts trying cases under the anti-terrorism law have repeatedly run roughshod over the rights of defendants, judicial independence has all but vanished from any politically sensitive case in Ethiopia.” Said Leslie Lefkow, deputy Africa director at Human Rights Watch, in June 2012. It goes without saying all the charges below are “act of terror”

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